Welcome to the Umbria Blog

We are Villa in Umbria and we manage the Umbria blog, as well as a holiday rentals website. We live and work in the area, and enjoy
sharing our experiences with you.

Umbria is a beautiful region in the centre of Italy. Cities like Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Todi and Orvieto anybody will have heard of. We want to give you some insiders view of our daily life in this mainly rural part of Italy. If you ever travel to Umbria you may find some good suggestions here.

We hope you will enjoy this blog. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions.

Nativity scenes in Umbria

Nativity scenes in Umbria

Nativity scenes in Umbria represent an important Christian tradition. In fact, not everyone knows that the first nativity scene, made in Greccio in 1223 (near Rieti), was the work of Saint Francis of Assisi. Hence why during the holiday season, in the historical...

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Madrevite, wine experience

Madrevite, wine experience

The Madrevite winery Madrevite, a winery and farm, was established in 2001 in the municipality of Castiglione del Lago on the border between Umbria and Tuscany. It has an enchanting panoramic position overlooking Lake Chiusi and Lake Montepulciano. The name Madrevite...

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Sightseeing in Umbria

Umbria is a beautiful Italian region with a lot to see, explore and do. It is the only landlocked region of Italy and also called the green heart of Italy. Its many medieval villages, authentic food and excellent wines are all good reasons for a relaxing holiday.

Attractions in Umbria

You’ve booked your holiday in Umbria? Here is an overview of places of interest.

Markets in Umbria

Love to visit a local market during your holiday? Here is a list of markets in Umbria.

Events and local festivals

Indulge in the local atmosphere of a music festival, a Sagra, or a village festival during your holiday in Umbria.

Children in Umbria

Are you looking for some activities to do together with your children? Here are some ideas for children in Umbria.

Newsletters about Umbria

The newsletter is sent once a month and in it we share our blog stories, events or festivals that we think are worthwhile and news about Villa in Umbria holiday rentals.